FAME Scholarships

SANA FAME Scholarships Program

SANA Dr. Feroz Ahmed Memorial Educational (FAME) Scholarships Program is developed to provide a merit/Income based financial assistance to Sindhi Students. In this way SANA helps them to achieve their dream.

Introduction

We may be thousands of miles away from Sindh, but the SANA community always tries to contribute towards the benefits of Sindh, Sindhi folks and particularly Sindhi Students.  Understanding the difficult times faced by most of Sindhi families in providing higher education, SANA awards every year several scholarships to the needy and meritorious students in Sindh. 

In 1998, paying tribute to late Dr. Feroz Ahmed, a prominent Sindhi social scientist and educationist, Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) established an educational fund. 

Through Dr. Feroz Ahmed Memorial Educational Fund (FAME Fund), SANA provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to exceptional Sindhi students in their pursuit of undergraduate and post graduate studies at any university in Pakistan. 

In 1998, the program paid 4 merit+need based scholarships.  In 2003, the current SANA FAME Scholarship Committee took charge and that year six scholarships were awarded.  Since then the program has progressed gradually; and now, based on the collection of funds, each year SANA awards 50 to 80 scholarships to meritorious and needy Sindhi students in Sindh. 

The scholarships are awarded through following programs: 

  1. Dr. Nabi Bux Baloach Scholarships for PhD students – 2 scholarships each $1000
  2. Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Sukkur – 8 Scholarships each $500
  3. Mehran University of Engineering and Technology – 16 Scholarships each $250
  4. Students of Medical Universities and Colleges – 20 Scholarships each $250
  5. Students of Nursing Colleges and Pharmaceutical Colleges – 6 Scholarships $250.00 each

For first 3 programs, the scholarships are awarded through the associated university managements and the remaining two scholarships programs are processed through announcements posted on Sanalist and other Sindh based internet listings and also through notice boards of LUMHS. (Liaqat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro).

Programs underdevelopment:

•LUMHS Post-Graduate Scholarship Program

•MUET Post-Graduate Scholarship Program

SANA FAME Scholarship Committee is comprised of SANA members living in USA/Canada and are selected by the Chairperson of the program.  The Chairperson for the program is selected by the SANA President/Executive Council.  The following comprised of SANA FAME Scholarship Committee:

Zafar Agha - Chairman

Darakhshan Memon

Mohiuddin Memon

Dr. Valeed Shaikh

SANA FAME Scholarship Committee manages the scholarship program where as the SANA Treasurer collects, manages and disburses funds as per selection/instructions of SANA FAME Scholarship Committee. 

The selection of applicants is made strictly on the basis of merit + family income and for that each applicant has to provide complete information on the provided form supported by attested copies of educational and income certificates.

The Committee for SANA FAME Scholarship Program is committed to conduct this process in completely unbiased and best possible way.

In the shape of SANA FAME Scholarships, the SANA Community in North America sincerely tries to make positive difference in the life of our Sindhi students who, in a very difficult situation including financial hardships, are struggling to obtain education in Sindh.  Our  contribution to ease their financial hardship may be considered small, but, it is our appreciation of their hard work that makes big difference.  

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The SANA FAME Scholarship Committee.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 

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